The Campsite

Hillside Campsite Nellys Lane (off Batterley Drove), Gotham, Cranborne, Dorset BH21 5QY 01202 813527 camping@hillsidecampsite.co.uk

Hillside provides a peaceful base from which you can enjoy everything Dorset, Hampshire and the New Forest have to offer or simply relax and escape the hurly burly in our forest hideaway. During the summer, Bluetits nest in our shower block and the Buzzards soar overhead while Swallows swoop across the site hunting insects to feed their young in their nests in our stables. If you’re quiet, you might catch a deer wandering through or a fox meandering about at night. Barn owls and Little Owls talk to each other in the evenings and Woodpeckers, Cuckoos and Nightjars can all be heard and spotted in and around the campsite.

We are surrounded by Oak trees which separate us from Ringwood Forest – a 300 acre Forestry Commission woodland which provides endless walking or cycling from right outside the gate and leads directly into Moors Valley Country Park. There is off road walking or cycling directly in to Verwood from the campsite where you will find pubs, shops and a children’s play park.

The market town of Ringwood is a short car journey away and the beaches and shops of Bournemouth are an easy 30 minute drive south.

We are close to The New Forest Water Park, Somerley House and The Dorset Heavy Horse Centre

  • We are a small family run site with 15 large, well spaced pitches and plenty of open space.
  • Ideal base for photography, painting, nature and wildlife.
  • Family, children and dog friendly.
  • Glamping packages available including bell tents and equipment
  • Our shower block is free of charge, open 24 hours a day and includes 3 showers including 1 large family shower and toilet room which is also suitable for disabled access and 3 toilets
  • We have a separate wash up area with free hot water
  • We are open 1st April to 31st October
  • 15 pitches in total, 9 of which are available with electric hook-ups
  • Well behaved, dogs welcome but must be on a lead at all times, whilst on Hillside.